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The holidays can be such a busy time for families. They can also be full of happiness, joy, and merriment. However, with everything that is going on during the holiday season, nerves can grow weary and people tend to get stressed, impatient, and tired.

The madness of the holidays is not an excuse to let your manners fall to the wayside. There are simple tips that will help keep your manners in check while surviving the stresses of the holidays. Take for example, shopping and buying presents.

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Be sure to mark your calendar and join us on Wednesday, November 28 as we chat with Bank of America about how to keep your manners in check during the holidays!

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147 responses to “Prize Promotion from BofA: Win an iPad”

  1. Heather S says:

    By being a good example and also making them think about others feelings and how even little things can hurt others.

  2. bunnyb says:

    I teach them by example. Thank you for the giveaway!

  3. Katherine says:

    By practicing them myself and correcting them when they are wrong

  4. Michelle H. says:

    I started at home when they were little. We practiced and I always reminded them before we went somewhere that good manners are rewarded and good behavior is expected. We would hold contests at home between my two sons on “manners day” and they would compete to see who could be the most polite all day. The winner got to pick their favorite dessert to have for dinner the next day.

  5. Jennifer Marie says:

    We make to explain to them that being polilte is important and that saying please and thank you is important as well.

  6. Denise M says:

    by modeling good manners myself

  7. Jane m says:

    Lead by example. They will follow

  8. Kathy M. says:

    I teach them through example as best as I can. Manners to be respectable, patient, and fair. Remind them politely as needed. Use manners in play (such as playing house, Doctor, or dress-up with them).

  9. Christie says:

    I teach manners by using manners as much as I can. I always use please, thank you and excuse me.

  10. Monica says:

    By setting a good example 🙂

  11. Monica says:

    By setting a good example.

  12. @mummadear says:

    by example

  13. Dinah Garcia says:

    I try to set a good example. If that doesn’t work…reverse psychology!

  14. They learn from example as well from my husband & myself as well from learning it from their amazing teachers in school.

  15. Surname says:

    I teach them to be courteous and polite. To say pease, thank you and your welcome. I also lead by example.

  16. Oanh H. says:

    By talking to them and setting example for them to see.

  17. Michelle P says:

    I teach my son good manners by modeling them myself and through gentle encouragement.

  18. alvina castro says:

    I teach my son manners by setting a good example. Then by correcting when things are not being done so great

  19. Brandon Bethea says:

    I teach kids by being a good example. I also help teach kids about sharks and ocean conservation b/c they are crucial in preserving these resources and preventing extinction in some cases.

  20. Donna O'Neil says:

    I reinforce what she learns at preschool and we set a good example at home.

  21. amber p says:

    Example is very important! I also am quick to correct and quick to praise depending on whether my kids use their manners. I speak to them and treat them the exact same way i expect for them to act.

  22. Bree Tinch says:

    I make sure they think about how their actions would affect others.

  23. Melissa Cross says:

    By telling my kids to act in a way that would make me proud. I teach my kids that being polite and respectful will get you further in life then being a child that is unpleasant to be around.

  24. Aimee W says:

    they learn from examples and just reinforcing with positivity!

  25. tiffany c says:

    I think it’s best to teach them manners as young as possible. The more often you repeat it, the more it will be ingrained into their system. So many things to teach them: politeness, cleanliness, patience and how to share, parents need to be persistent and interfere when necessary to make sure the manners are taught.

  26. Phillip says:

    Teach by example.

  27. Lisa F. says:

    Communicate about our values and what is important and how our actions affect others.

  28. Dash says:

    By setting a good example and modeling the behavior.

  29. Jeanette E. says:

    We teach manners at home, saying please and thank-you, excuse me. I notice my son saying it to others so it must be working!

  30. Patti says:

    My kids are all grown, but they have grown up to be very loving and good people. I think I was always encouraging them and also always consistent.

  31. Robin O says:

    I try to lead by example…and I point out when somebody does something polite so they will learn!

  32. Dameon S says:

    You have to teach them by example.

  33. Victoria says:

    I teach my daughter manners by being polite myself. If she forgets, I just give her a gentle reminder. 🙂

  34. Jill Greenlaw says:

    I like to be a positive example to my kids.

  35. Jim S says:

    I think if you are a good example to your kids they will follow your example.

  36. My son is two so it’s not a huge issue yet but my strategy is always to lead by example and to remind him of what’s really important.

  37. Jim Lipscomb says:

    To be good by example, and to talk about manners and rules, and discuss why we have rules of behavior.

  38. Liz Newsome says:

    By example and by explaining why it is polite to do certain things (hold a door open, etc.)

  39. @tiffany053p tiffany Ard says:

    Lead by example!

  40. Betty Baez says:

    Definitely their please and thank you, bless you’s excuse me, I teach them to be kind to each other so it follows outside of the home

  41. Patricia Hancock says:

    I point out bad manner and teach how he should react and also lead by example. I think it is important to instill good manners starting in the toddler years.

  42. ria clarke says:

    by setting a good example

  43. Shaun says:

    start very young and lead by example.

  44. edwin c says:

    I grew up with always having to greet everyone in the morning and saying please and thank you. Now it is a habit to have nice manners and I feel weird if I don’t do it. So for children, I think repetition is important. I have my kids always say the magic word: “Please” if they want something and if they receive they have to say “thank you”

  45. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    They’ve learned from watching what we do!

  46. Kenny F. says:

    lead by example

  47. Lori L. says:

    By role model-ing good manners and pointing out when my kids (or those around us) demonstrate good or bad manners. You can learn from bad examples, too.

  48. Cindy C. @cangoninny says:

    By example, and lots of talking and explaining.

  49. hali says:

    By example.. 🙂

  50. Camille says:

    Teach them by example and constantly remind them/

  51. MAMOTTS says:

    by example the same way I teach tem to be honest

  52. Judy S says:

    praising kids when they are polite and explain right from wrong.

  53. Michelle Stice says:

    When it comes to manners teach by example.

  54. Thien-Kim says:

    My kids are young so we’re still practicing please and thank you for my little guy.

  55. JD Northwest says:

    We reinforce good behavior. We let them be the “manner patrol” on us and we don’t make a big fuss of it.

  56. Denise L says:

    I teach by example. I used the kidn words I expect him to use and he seems to be picking it up.

  57. Shay says:

    By showing a good example and gentle reminders. 🙂

  58. L Cavalletta says:

    In our house, manners are best learned by example. Kindness and manners seem to be contagious…thankfully 🙂

  59. angela lilly says:

    I don’t have kids, but, if I did, I would teach them thru demonstration of myself using manners and via soft corrections to their behavior to make sure they are being mannerly. That is how my parents did it and I turned out pretty good compared to a lot of people out there! LOL

  60. LANEISHA S. says:

    By being mannerable myself I show them how to be mannerable and I quickly correct any behavior that demonstrates otherwise.

  61. I reward good behavior with my kids, and I do my best at being a good example for them to look up to. Manners are so important at our house, and I feel alot of pride when strangers compliment me about how polite and considerate my kids are.

  62. jeannine s says:

    by example. We always say please and thank you and expect them to do the same.

  63. Summer says:

    You can teach your kids manners by showing them you have them. 🙂

  64. amy says:

    I set an example!

  65. Keisha says:

    I teach by example and always remind my children to treat others the way they would want to be treated.

  66. Sarah S says:

    Lead by example with good mannes=rs

  67. stephanie bailey says:

    I try to set a good example for them.

  68. Kimberly Snyder says:

    by example, and do unto others….

  69. Julie says:

    My little man is only 2, but I am teaching him to say please and thank you.

  70. Laura says:

    By Example.

  71. kwai yip says:

    I always practice what I preach in front of my kids. With the upcoming holiday season, we’re going to be on full manners mode and making sure we are thanking everyone for all the presents, giving something back when we’ve received, and also offering help to anyone who needs it!

  72. @cammiLH says:

    I think the best way to teach manners is to be a good example .. Always use your best manners and kids will learn from your example..

  73. kymi (@kymnasium) says:

    I teach our kids about manners by showing them being a good example for myself and them. We can all use a door open, a thank you and a smile. .

  74. @Gods_Smile says:

    Young children learn manners by watching the examples of their parents exhibit. Parents should be the ones to teach their children the importance of having manners and respecting others. That is how values are instilled.

  75. @n210ss says:

    Setting a good example!

  76. Heather says:

    Leading by example. Thank you is a must around here! 🙂

  77. Diana Smith Hill says:

    set the example for them and dont get upset about anything or little delays. make sure they have naps before we hit the stores and that they ate and went to the bathroom. Also,always plan something fun for after we are done… or take a break from shopping for late lunch or dinner. Make it time out for us. Include them in your thought processes as well, what your thinking of getting so and so.. sometimes kids have a better insight to what someone would want as they tend to spend more time with them when your working.

  78. Kristine says:

    Lead by example

  79. Kevin Bell says:

    I make sure to use good manners to everyone, including my wife and kids. For example, I tell my wife, “Thank you for fixing dinner”, thank the kids for doing their chores, etc.

  80. Elaine Herrera says:

    By setting good examples myself, and reminding them to use please and thank you, and to put themselves in others shoes.

  81. Rebecca @RUtheMOMof says:

    by example I tell them you treat people how you want to be treated

  82. Kristen says:

    FIrst, by example. But starting at age 2yrs old, I’ve read Manner books, such as “The Polite Elephant” and alot of Berenstain Bears books to teach her manners, values, and morals. I don’t think you could ever start ‘too’ early. She’s now 8yrs old, and her teacher’s always write how ‘polite & respectful’ she is on her report cards. Really excited for the party! See you there, and Thank You soo much!

  83. ♥Keziah Gibbons♥ (@Gods_Smile) says:

    I teach my kids by being the example. I believe that young children should be respectful to their elders and display table manners. Parents are the ones to set the examples for their children.

  84. Abby says:

    I set an example and stay consistent in enforcing it.

  85. HappyMomC says:

    By my example

  86. Karen L says:

    I teach them by example…It requires little to no effort and works great!

  87. Angela Ak says:

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    I teach with constant reminders about their behavior and manners.

  88. Tiffany Hearn says:

    I teach them by example and gently reminded them.

  89. Julie M says:

    I often forget how influential even the slightest actions are on children. They catch on to every mannerism and their depth of curiosity reminds me to question to why I do certain things. This holiday season, I’m taking the time to share extra special moments to remind little ones what this holiday is all about.

  90. Alison Matalanis says:

    Lead by example. If you have good manners, they will too!

  91. Terry says:

    Teach by being a good role model.

  92. Bik Ng says:

    by example

  93. Candace says:

    By being a good example and reminding them when they forget.

  94. tiffany dover says:

    I teach them by showing them by example. They’ll never learn if they’re parents don’t do the same things!

  95. Lisa Starr says:

    By example ….that’s the best way!

  96. Joan says:

    Practicing and encouraging please and thank you.

  97. Bud L says:

    by example!

  98. Nicole says:

    The best way to teach kids manners is to show them how you use your manners with others. My daughter always says “excuse me” becasue she sees me do this.

  99. jennifer accardi says:

    lead by example

  100. Kelly Carpenter says:

    Example is the best way! Kids are always watching adults for cues on how to act.


  101. angela winfield says:

    demonstration of myself is the best way to teach

  102. Eleanor says:

    Manners can be taught by example. I would show my children by being a good role model for them. Each moment is a lesson they can learn.

  103. Francesca missmimiwallace says:

    He biggest way I teach my child manners is to show her by example! Also correct correct correct if needed. Example is the way to go though! Children are like sponges

  104. Raven G says:

    By example, reminders and practice

  105. We have started with the basics. Our 2 year old always say please, thank you, and excuse me.

  106. Jillie says:

    Teach them by example. They learn from what they see.

  107. Jen says:

    I teach my kids manners through my example

  108. Heather G says:

    Teach them from a young age to always say please and thank you. Yes maam No Sir. Respect

  109. Shannon (@zoya513) says:

    I teach them by example.

  110. Tanya says:

    You can’t teach a child manners unless you are showing them that you have them

  111. Joy says:

    Lead by example

  112. Tim B says:

    I try to be polite to others and set an example for them to follow

  113. Eve says:

    By doing it myself. I always say please and thank you to them and they do the same

  114. Adrienne says:

    I try to praise them when they use manners and set an example by using my own!

  115. Sheila Vives says:

    I teach both by example, instruction

  116. Gigi says:

    I think they learn much more by watching us, so leading by example would be my answer.

  117. aogable says:

    He’s very young but I hope to already be leading by example

  118. John B. says:

    I teach children manners first through example.

  119. Anne says:

    The toughest one of all is to remember that everything they see me do and hear me say to others is what they’ll learn about manners.

  120. @cmariej1372 says:

    first and foremost – by example

  121. Kelsea Eaton says:

    I teach manners by telling her what to say and staying consistent with it.

  122. Will Patterson @luckyphillydad says:

    I teach them through examples and reminders.

  123. By example. I always use my manners with them as I teach them to use theirs.

  124. Lori says:

    Good manners and teaching your kids by example is very important to our family.

  125. anne hill says:

    by example

  126. Shannnon S. says:

    by using them myself…they copy what I do

  127. Wanda McHenry says:

    My step-children were taught by example and talks.

  128. Judy says:

    lead by example and make note when others have good manners too.

  129. Lynn says:

    I teach manners by leading by example.

  130. Noreen says:

    I lead by example and teacher them that good manners is being respectful of others

  131. Sadie says:

    We practice manners every time we are out of the house.

  132. Melissa Parsley says:

    Have them say thank you and please and tell them about kindness and the manners fall into place.

  133. smashbravo says:

    By example because kids will do what their parents do.

  134. Toni Roehlke says:

    I teach by reminding and by example 🙂

  135. Kevin says:

    Teach them by example

  136. I always TRY to lead by example.And I teach them it is always nice to say Thank You and Please and then others will follow their lead..And count to 10 when they are feeling stressful and it will pass

  137. We find teachable moments during the day to talk about it and I try to show them through my examples.

  138. Jen D says:

    Agree so much, setting good examples! Always say your pleases, welcomes, and thank yous!

  139. Roxanne M. says:

    Best way to teach manners is to have some yourself. Leading by example is always best way. However you can begin to teach manners at an early age. I already teach my toddler to say please, thank you and excuse me.

  140. raquel says:

    I have a little one so no teaching yet

  141. tuesday says:

    I try and teach by example, be kind and talk about Karma

  142. Jo L Smith says:

    I install by example but also I ask them how would you feel if that happen to you. etc.

  143. Carol B says:

    By example. Kids are like a cross between a parrott & a sponge…they soak up everything they hear including politeness, kindness & manners and they mimick what they see & hear.

  144. Deborah curran says:

    I started teaching Eric manners at a young age. To look adults in the eyes, to shake hands hello, to say please and thank you. Still working on eating lol. He’s 11 years old now.

  145. Kyeisha B. says:

    Through morals and teachable moments! Also leading by example!

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